The Fortress of Solitude: The Superman Lounge

Dune Part 2 cost 190m.

The Batman, 185-200m.

Furiosa, 168m.

Wonka, 128m.

Barbie, 128-145m.

These are all big, effects heavy, tentpole movies from the same studio that came out in the last 2 years.
At no point did I say that blockbusters couldn’t be made for less. What I said is that $300 million (in 2024 dollars) is the norm for Superman as a property. This is in line with what WB has spent recently on The Flash ($300 million) and Black Adam ($260 million).

All I’m asking is whether WB is investing BIG, as is the norm for Superman, or more conservatively. It’s a fair question.
 
At no point did I say that blockbusters couldn’t be made for less. What I said is that $300 million (in 2024 dollars) is the norm for Superman as a property. This is in line with what WB has spent recently on The Flash ($300 million) and Black Adam ($260 million).

All I’m asking is whether WB is investing BIG, as is the norm for Superman, or more conservatively. It’s a fair question.
This is what you posted:

Really, I’m just wondering whether the budget is lower than we’d expect from this property (e.g. like $120 million for Shazam) or if the budget is that of a tentpole film (e.g. 250+ million). As far as I’m aware, we don’t know what it is, and the cast/crew doesn’t seem to consist of truly major players that would typically inflate the budget.

You then bring up The Flash and Black Adam.

1. Black Adam's budget isn't known. It's listed between 190m-260m. That's a big difference.

2. My guess on why there is a big difference? The same reason The Flash cost so much, after starting out much lower. They shot through COVID and they did a lot of reshoots on both.

Superman is not shooting through COVID. Do you expect massive amounts of reshoots?

3. You can't just use an inflation calculator to arrive at an equivalent in this regard. In 2006/2007 Batman Begins was a huge budget at 150m. Same with Goblet of Fire. SR was closer to that in reality, but ended up with all the previous cost tacked on, on failed launches. The same happened with MoS.

The POTC sequels cost over 500m combined.

What you are measuring is not 1 to 1.
 
What does a British person look like? :unamused:

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And all British people look EXACTLY the same!!

As a British person, I can confirm that this is exactly what we all look like. It's spooky.
 
This is what you posted:



You then bring up The Flash and Black Adam.

1. Black Adam's budget isn't known. It's listed between 190m-260m. That's a big difference.

2. My guess on why there is a big difference? The same reason The Flash cost so much, after starting out much lower. They shot through COVID and they did a lot of reshoots on both.

Superman is not shooting through COVID. Do you expect massive amounts of reshoots?

3. You can't just use an inflation calculator to arrive at an equivalent in this regard. In 2006/2007 Batman Begins was a huge budget at 150m. Same with Goblet of Fire. SR was closer to that in reality, but ended up with all the previous cost tacked on, on failed launches. The same happened with MoS.

The POTC sequels cost over 500m combined.

What you are measuring is not 1 to 1.
My thought is that if Superman needs as many reshoots as Flash and Black Adam to fix it, then we are in major trouble.
 
I don't remember any reports of major Flash reshoots, as I recall, the overbloated budget was a result of its long development hell and COVID.
 
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I don't remember any reports of major Flash reshoots, as I recall, the overbloated budget was a result of its long development hell and COVID.
There were two major rounds of reshoots I’m aware of after rewrites when the film had already been shot. At least one round was really late in the game after Gunn took over (that’s where they added the Clooney bit, as it was Keaton/Batgirl setup before). Those were certainly a contributor to the enflated budget. COVID and the long development with multiple directors were definitely other major factors. The whole production was a mess from beginning to end.
 
I didn't know how much I needed this in my life until I watched it.
btw, You owe me a cup of coffee. Why You ask? Cause I spit mine out laughing.
There was a different one of this involving Disney killing Aladdin and Jasmine with Goofy and Mary Poppins being tasked with taking out Mr. Bean, but it had swears. :funny:
 
Upon further research, it looks like Brainiac was what was being pitched a few years later when they were still trying to get Cavill a sequel, and he was used as the villain in Steven Knight's 2022 pitch for MoS2 (sponsored by Dwayne!) when Gunn got the gig instead. So I guess no one was going for Snyder's Metallo pitch and he thought Brainiac had a better shot? Idk.
 
Upon further research, it looks like Brainiac was what was being pitched a few years later when they were still trying to get Cavill a sequel, and he was used as the villain in Steven Knight's 2022 pitch for MoS2 (sponsored by Dwayne!) when Gunn got the gig instead. So I guess no one was going for Snyder's Metallo pitch and he thought Brainiac had a better shot? Idk.
So for us to get Brainiac we had to endure Superman VS Black Adam climax of the new DCEU. :o
 
There is actually concept art of Metallo for MOS2/ BVS out there.
It's stuff like this that reminds me of those fake leaks where Metallo was actually a radioactive material created by the terraforming attempt that would be the DCEU Kryptonite and be dubbed Metal-0 by Hamilton.
 
It's stuff like this that reminds me of those fake leaks where Metallo was actually a radioactive material created by the terraforming attempt that would be the DCEU Kryptonite and be dubbed Metal-0 by Hamilton.
As long as there is Green K in his chest, I don't care 😅
 
Speaking of Metallo, but I've always wondered if being seen as too much of a Terminator knock off is a detriment to him appearing in a film?

Despite predating the T-800 by around 30 years.
 

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